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Based on the ballet Fancy Free by Leonard Bernstein


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New Podcast 'Every Musical Ever' Makes its Debut
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Fans of musical theatre and movie musicals everywhere have a new must-listen podcast which has just dropped its first full-length episode on iTunes. Every Musical Ever promises to 'go Over The Rainbow, Into The Woods and On the Town to where the Company is Wicked'. (more...)

Michael Mott to Bring Original Music to Birdland Debut This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Critically acclaimed songwriter Michael Mott will be making his Birdland debut for a one night only concert of his original music on Monday, February 27 at 7 p.m. (more...)

Peter Mills and Cara L. Reichel Sign on for LOVE! I HEAR! at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Peter Mills, composer of the the Broadway bound The Honeymooners, and Cara L. Reichel, producing artistic  director of Prospect Theater Company, have joined nine other real life couples for Love! I Hear!: Broadway's Love Letter To Valentine's Day, on Tuesday, February 14th, 2017  (7:00pm & 9:30 pm) at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

Celeste Oliva and Alexander Platt to Reunite in STAGE KISS at the Lyric Stage; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Stage Kiss by Sarah Ruhl, winner of the 2016 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award and a MacArthur 'genius' grant, will be directed by Courtney O'Connor at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston, opening February 26 and running through March 26, 2017. Previews begin February 24.  (more...)

Sneak Peek - TLC's New Series SHE'S IN CHARGE, Premiering 3/7
by TV News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

With more than 20 million views on her “Don't Go in the Shark's House” clip, Veronica “Pooh” Nash-Poleate has solidified her place in viral video history (more...)

Theatre Blogger West End Wilma EXPOSED!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

???????Beloved Theatre blogger West End Wilma, today celebrates five years of blogging about London Theatre at westendwilma.com. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Star Lauren Elder Celebrates Debut Album Release at The Slipper Room
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2017

Broadway star, Lauren Elder (SIDE SHOW, HAIR) released her debut album of original music on Wednesday, January 25th and celebrated with a concert to a packed house at The Slipper Room in NYC. (more...)

Jay Armstrong Johnson, BOSSABRASIL and More Coming Up at Birdland in February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for February 6-12, featuring BOSSABRASIL with Marcos Valle with Special Guest Celso Fonseca, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Bennie Benack III, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Kara Tointon Stars In GASLIGHT At The Lyceum Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

???????One of the greatest psychological thrillers of all time, Gaslight, comes to the Lyceum Theatre from Monday 20 - Saturday 25 February, starring the celebrated stage and television actress Kara Tointon.  (more...)

Cygnet Theatre Presents San Diego Premiere of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

In March, a luxury train rolls into Old Town bringing nonstop laughter and mayhem. The madcap musical comedy, On the Twentieth Century, features the writing talents of Betty Comden and Adolph Greene. Original music was composed byCy Coleman, who was honored with Tony Awards for Best Original Score & Best Book (1978). This musical comedy team lent their unique comic genius and sophisticated wit to dozens of Broadway hits including On the Town and Bells are Ringing. On the Twentieth Century will be directed by Sean Murray. The production runs March 9 through April 30. Opening night for media is March 18. (more...)

It's a Date Launches 'The Couple's Guide to New York City' and The Great Chocolate Giveaway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

New company, It's a Date, announces the launch of It's a Date NYC: The Couple's Guide to New York City. A printed city guidebook with a collection of 54 complete date itineraries. In conjunction with their launch, It's a Date will also kick-off 'The Great Chocolate Giveaway' for Valentine's Day 2017. (more...)

Jeff McCarthy in KUNSTLER, RAGTIME, COMPANY and More Highlight Barrington Stage Company's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, announced today its 2017 season. (more...)

Finishing The Hat! Multiple Tony Winner Bernadette Peters Brings Her Inimitable Vocal Style To The McCallum
by David Green - Jan 24, 2017

The McCallum Theatre presents Bernadette Peters, with Musical Director Marvin Laird, on Saturday, February 4, at 8:00pm. Tony Award-winning actress Bernadette Peters dazzles audiences and critics with her performances on stage and television, in concert and in movies, and on recordings. Bernadette currently stars in Amazon Prime's Golden Globe nominated series, "Mozart in the Jungle." Recent stage credits include City Center's Encores! Production A Bed A Chair: A New York Love Affair. Prior to that, she starred on Broadway in the Stephen Sondheim/James Goldman production of Follies, following a successful run at the Kennedy Center. She also starred opposite Elaine Stritch in A Little Night Music. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief January 24th, 2017: Top Stories You Might Have Missed and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jan 24, 2017

Today's big news: RING TWICE FOR MIRANDA begins previews Off-Broadway, and HELLO, JERRY! celebrates Jerry Herman at York Theatre Company! (more...)

Full Casting Announced for James Lapine's MRS. MILLER DOES HER THING at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Signature Theatre has announced full casting for the world premiere production Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing written and directed by Pulitzer Prize winner James Lapine (Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods). This new play based on the real-life story of Elva Miller, a middle-aged housewife who gained notoriety as an unlikely pop phenomenon in the 1960s for her warbling renditions of chart topping hits 'Downtown,' 'Monday, Monday,' 'A Hard Day's Night,' and more runs February 28 - March 26 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre. (more...)

Santino Fontana, Rebecca Luker, Ryan Silverman, Betsy Wolfe and More Slated for PROJECT BROADWAY at Symphony Space
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Symphony Space's PROJECT BROADWAY, a celebration of all that's new and exciting on the Great White Way, returns for its second installment, March 27 - April 2. This year's theme is 'The Art of Collaboration,' spotlighting the alchemy that turns music, book, choreography, and staging into theatrical magic. (more...)

Johnnie Walker Celebrates Lunar New Year With Limited Edition Year of the Rooster Blue Label
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Johnnie Walker Blue Label is proud to ring in the Lunar New Year with the Year of the Rooster limited edition bottle. The commemorative bottle celebrates the traditions of Asian culture, and is the ideal spirit to enjoy while welcoming in the auspicious sign of the new year. (more...)

Animal Planet to Uncover Origins of Punxsutawney Phil in A GROUNDHOG DAY STORY 2/2
by TV News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

A GROUNDHOG DAY STORY will take Animal Planet viewers on a journey to reveal the history and legend of Phil and those who protect him throughout the year (more...)

Jennifer Damiano, Lesli Margherita, Milly Shapiro and More to Sing Out Against Bullying at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Following on the massive success of the first 'Broadway Against Bullying' cabaret held last year, nationally renowned non-profit No Bully will host the second annual one-night-only cabaret titled 'Broadway Against Bullying: Stars Shine Brightest in the Dark.' (more...)

Disney, Valentines, Villains and More Set for February at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

This February, Feinstein's/54 Below celebrates the winter season's most anticipated evenings with special celebrations that will delight lovers (and their foes), thrill film aficionados, and provide an alternative for those looking to escape Super Bowl Sunday. (more...)

Critically Acclaimed Play THE LARAMIE PROJECT Examines Hate Crime in CWP Black Box Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Imagine being tortured, left out to die in the freezing cold, tied to a fence post, and your only crime is your sexual orientation. In February, The CWP Black Box Theatre at Carrollwood Players presents a staged reading of THE LARAMIE PROJECT on February 19 and 26, 2017. (more...)

Carolee Carmello, Mary Testa, Robert Cuccioli and More to Tackle the '20s in BROADWAY BY THE YEAR at Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Tony Award-nominees Carolee Carmello (Parade, Scandalous), Mary Testa (Xanadu, 42nd Street, On the Town), Robert Cuccioli (Jekyll & Hyde, Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark), with Beth Malone (Fun Home) and Jill Paice (An American in Paris), are set to star in Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series on Monday, February 27 at 8pm, The Broadway Musicals of the 1920s. (more...)

BROADWAY ON MAIN STREET Exclusively at Jeanne Rimsky Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

It's an all-new event created exclusively for the Jeanne Rimsky Theater. Producer Stephen DeAngelis brings five of Broadway's finest vocalists to recreate their signature musical moments from their long-running roles in the Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals you know and love. They'll also share backstage stories and take questions from the audience. (more...)

2017 Kleban Prize Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

The Kleban Foundation is pleased to announce that the 27th annual Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre lyricist has been awarded to Daniel Zaitchik and the 27th annual Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre librettist has been awarded to Lisa Kron. The 2017 prizes will be presented on Monday, February 6, 2017, in a private ceremony (by invitation only) hosted by ASCAP and BMI at ASCAP.   (more...)

Over 500 Organizations Join THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT; Broadway Stars Will Gather in Times Square!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

As previously announced, at 5:30pm on January 19, 2017, at sunset the eve of the Inauguration, more than 500 theaters, ensembles and companies, high school and university theater programs will gather across the country to light a light and make a pledge to stand for and protect the values of inclusion, participation, and compassion for everyone - regardless of race, class, religion, country of origin, immigration status, (dis)ability, gender identity, or sexual orientation. (more...)

Constantine Maroulis, Mel Johnson, Jr., Grasan Kingsberry and More Sign on for WEARING BLACK Reading
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

NewYorkRep and The Telling Company have announced casting for their upcoming staged reading of WEARING BLACK, the new musical featuring book, music and lyrics by Riley Thomas. (more...)

Princeton Symphony to Welcome Sierra Boggess for 'Saturday Evening POPS!' Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

On Saturday, February 4 at 8 pm, The Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO)'s Saturday Evening POPS! concert celebrates famous songs and music of the stage and screen with guest vocalist Sierra Boggess and the return of Lucas Richman as host and conductor. (more...)

Princeton Symphony to Feature Sierra Boggess as Guest Vocalist for POPS! Concert, 2/4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

On Saturday, February 4 at 8 pm, The Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO)'s Saturday Evening POPS! concert celebrates famous songs and music of the stage and screen with guest vocalist Sierra Boggess and the return of Lucas Richman as host and conductor. The concert highlights iconic melodies from productions which have found success on both stage and screen. Ms. Boggess performs songs from Breakfast at Tiffany's, The Little Mermaid, Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Love Never Dies, and In the Good Old Summertime. The evening also includes a tribute to George Gershwin, dance music by Leonard Bernstein from On the Town, and selections from Oliver! and The Producers. The concert takes place at Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall on the campus of Princeton University. (more...)

Geva Presents GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Geva Theatre Center presents Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, a funny and poignant stage adaptation of the beloved Academy Award©-winning film.  Adapted by Todd Kreidler and based on the screenplay by William Rose, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner is directed by Skip Greer and will be performed in the Wilson Stage from February 14 to March 12. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 15, 2017
by - Jan 15, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 15 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Jay Armstrong Johnson, Love Songs for V-Day and More Coming Up This February at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its February 2017 lineup - scroll down for details! (more...)

Snow Day Deal! Get $25 Rush Tickets to CAGNEY Off-Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Today's forecast... flurries with a chance of Cagney! The show must go on folks, and now is the time to grab your tickets to see hit musical Cagney. $25 rush tickets are available for the 2PM matinee today, Thursday, February 9. (more...)

Photo Flash: Elizabeth Stanley, Alysha Umphress and More Join Jay Armstrong Johnson at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

On Monday, February 6, the Broadway at Birdland concert series welcomed Jay Armstrong Johnson, who recently starred in the titular role in Candide in the New York City Opera production. His concert was musical directed by Rodney Bush, and his special guests were Elizabeth Stanley, Alysha Umphress, Jessica Tyler Wright, Meghan Picerno and Chip Zien. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

Opera Saratoga Announces Complete Casting and Full Program for 2017 Summer Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today complete casting for the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. In addition, a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events will be presented from May 28th through July 16th at venues throughout the region. (more...)

Congrats! Tony Nominee Tony Yazbeck & Katie Huff Welcome Baby Boy
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Tony nominee Tony Yazbeck turned to Twitter to announce the joyous news that he and Katie Huff welcomed their son, Leonard Blaise Yazbeck, into the world on Wednesday, February 1st. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jay Armstrong Johnson Revisits Favorite Tunes and More at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

The Broadway at Birdland concert series welcomed Jay Armstrong Johnson, who recently starred in the titular role in Candide in the New York City Opera production, in concert at the historic room last night, February 6. BroadwayWorld has photos from the show below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Lisa Kron and Daniel Zaitchik Accept 2017 Kleban Prizes
by Jennifer Broski - Feb 7, 2017

The annual KLEBAN PRIZE FOR MUSICAL THEATRE presentation took place just yesterday, February 6 at ASCAP.  Some of Broadway's legendary musical theatre creators and young-up-and-comers will come out to honor the two prize winners, perform some of their material, and present their prizes at a food and drink reception hosted by ASCAP and BMI.  (more...)

Tituss Burgess, Rachel Bay Jones, Javier Munoz and More Tapped for BROADWAY BACKWARDS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Three Tony Award-winning performers and stars from Broadway's biggest hits will be among the star-studded storytellers sharing their hearts through song at this year's Broadway Backwards, a show celebrating equality and community through gender-reversed interpretations of beloved show tunes. (more...)

Top Books in Honor of Queen Elizabeth's Sapphire Jubilee
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her Sapphire Jubilee, marking the 65th anniversary of the monarch's accession to the throne. (more...)

Broadway's Leading Stage Managers Unite For Third Annual BROADWAY STAGE MANAGEMENT SYMPOSIUM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

For the third year in a row, Broadway's best stage managers unite for the Broadway Stage Management Symposium (BSMS), an immersive two-day program that offers practical insights, instruction and career advice for college students and young stage managers alike.  (more...)

Ebony Repertory Theatre Presents FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Ebony Repertory Theatre (ERT - Producing Artistic Director Wren T. Brown) announced today that ERT will present FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE starring Emmy Award-winner Obba Babatunde (Dreamgirls/Tony nomination). Written by Clarke Peters, this exuberant, international hit musical pays tribute to the music of rhythm and blues pioneer Louis Jordan.  ERT's production, directed and choreographed by Keith Young (On the Town), with musical direction by Abdul Hamid Royal (FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE/original Broadway production) will commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the musical's Broadway production. Performances will run May 18 - June 11, 2017 with an official press opening on Saturday, May 20 at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center (4718 West Washington Boulevard) in Los Angeles, 90016. (more...)

Celebrate Valentine's Day in West Michigan with Ballet, Wine, Chocolate and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Don't forget, Valentine's Day is fast approaching on Tuesday, February 14th! Couples around the world celebrate with chocolates, candies, dinners, and gifts, and West Michigan has more than enough to go around. Let our great state be the backdrop to your perfect Valentine's Day date! (more...)

Get Your Golden Ticket to Broadway's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY on Monday
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

The box office at Broadway's Lunt Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street), opens Monday, February 6, at 10am (EST). The first 50 ticket buyers at the Lunt Fontanne box office will receive a copy of the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Broadway tie-in edition by Roald Dahl. (more...)

Mandy Gonzalez, The Tom Kitt Band, and More Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with IN TRANSIT's Nicholas Ward
by Broadway's Backbone - Feb 3, 2017

 IN TRANSIT's Nicholas Ward made his Broadway debut in his mid-30s in On the Town and now has a featured role in the a cappella musical, where he is the foundation of the chord. Growing up 'in the sticks' he never dreamed he'd be creating music on Broadway, but with some faith, a good foundation, and the trust that life will come full circle, he is on the rise. It's his appreciation of magical moments that makes him so congenial, but it's his knowledge that they must be shared that makes him so special.  (more...)

Rag Lady Productions Tackles Aging with Humor in THE GEEZE & ME
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

What if there was a musical - simultaneously serious and hilarious, that explores the wild ride of life's later years, addressing the good, the bad and the ugly of aging? The Geeze & Me is a musical production about the aging process, upsides and down. (more...)

Lewis University's Philip Lynch Theatre Travels to Boston with GOOD PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

With his signature humorous glow, David Lindsay-Abaire explores the struggles, shifting loyalties and unshakeable hopes that come with having next to nothing in America in 'Good People.' (more...)

The New York Pops Presents LIFE IS A CABARET: THE SONGS OF KANDER AND EBB Featuring Caissie Levy and Tony Yazbeck
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

On March 10, 2017 at 8:00PM, The New York Pops, led by Music Director Steven Reineke, will continue its 34th season at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, by bringing to life the iconic partnership of Fred Ebb and John Kander, who celebrates his 90th birthday this year. (more...)

The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry Presents THE BUSINESS PUPPETRY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

As part of the 2017 Spring Puppet Forum Series, the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut will present a discussion with professionals in the puppetry field entitled The Business of Puppetry on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 7 p.m. in the Ballard Institute Theater, located at 1 Royce Circle in Storrs Center. (more...)

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